US court upholds Kramer extradition

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CONVICTED paedophile David Kramer’s efforts to avoid extradition have failed, with a US court ordering the former Yeshivah College (Melbourne) teacher back to Australia to face charges, including indecent assault and indecent acts with a child under the age of 16.

Kramer was arrested in St Louis, Missouri, moments after being released from prison, where he had served four years of a seven-year sentence for molesting a 12-year-old boy.

Kramer is alleged to have sexually abused four boys at Yeshivah College between 1989 and 1992, before being spirited away to Israel by the school.

A spokesperson from the Attorney-General’s Department would not confirm when Kramer was due back in Australia, saying only that he is “wanted by Victorian authorities to face prosecution for the offences of indecent assault and indecent acts with a child under the age of 16”.

“Mr Kramer was arrested in the United States on April 23, 2012 in response to Australia’s request for his extradition,” the department’s spokesperson continued.

Kramer’s Lawyer Matthew Chase told The AJN that the extradition order was upheld by a judge on October 2, but could not say when his client would return to Australia.

“The extradition was upheld. My efforts were not successful in blocking it,” Chase told The AJN.

Chase said Kramer had been ferried from prison to prison, including facilities in Missouri, Oklahoma and now Texas, from where he expects the convicted child molester will return to Australia.

ADAM KAMIEN

Convicted paedophile David Kramer.